~ 17. Anansi Ties Tiger ~

Anansi was carrying a basket of fish when he met Tiger.
Tiger grabbed the basket and ate the fish.
Anansi was angry but said nothing.
They kept walking.
Anansi saw a fruit-tree.
"Nice fruit there!" said Anansi.
"Get me some!" said Tiger.
Anansi climbed up and looked down. "I see lice in your fur!"
Tiger said, "Groom me!"
Anansi climbed down and he pulled Tiger's fur and whiskers, and with Tiger's fur and whiskers he tied Tiger to the tree!
Then Anansi ran off and left Tiger tied to the tree.
Tiger roared, and a hunter came and killed him.

Inspired byJamaica Anansi Stories by Martha Warren Beckwith
Notes: This is story 1a in the book. Beckwith heard this story from George Parkes; additional information in Beckwith's notes.


  1. The perfect revenge of the little guy ;-)

  2. Tiger probably only grabbed the fish to punish Anansi for all his tricks. And yet Anansi plays another trick on him to get Tiger killed!! Seems a bit unfair really!

    1. Anansi is the hero us small, weak, clever humans need to inspire us!